Renewing Our Lives and Ministries Through God's Word

Deepening Our Reflections

Oxpet meditation

– Joshua 1:6-9 –

Paul J. Bucknell

Note: 'Seminar Exercises and Discussion' gives us an opportunity to discuss and practice Biblical meditation. This is the last of four sections that compose one longer article on Deepening Our Reflections. (This itself is part of a larger ADT training series, Renewing Our Lives and Minstries Through God's Word, –Renewing your spiritual life and ministries through improving the quality of your time in God's Word. Click to see the full 3-day schedule of this Renewal ADT series.)

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Seminar Exercises & Discussion

Explanation of OXPET principles

#1)  Have you experienced spiritually dry periods? What do you do in those times? What would you advise a brother that confided to you that the Word is not as meaningful as it used to be?
#2)  Do you favor a legalistic approach towards devotions eg. (one everyday for 15 minutes) or ‘heart’ approach - at least I mean it? Explain and discuss.
#3)  Have everyone share one idea that helps you most to have effective quiet times.
#4)  Name one Bible study method that you have used. What was its advantage and disadvantage?
#5)  Practice meditating on a Bible passage. If doing it with others, study the same passage for 15 minutes and then share your thoughts with each other. Afterwards pray.
Seminar Exercises
Practice Biblical mediation!
1) Expand the given passage by using OXPET principles (7 minutes). Remember to make it personal.  Philippians 3:12-14.
2) Take a longer period to meditate on a given passage. Use the OXPET method but focus more on the application.

This is the second session of the ADT 3-Day Seminar on Renewal

Revive Your Faith | Deepening Our Reflections | Tracing Our Life's Journey | Pursuing Our God 

The Heart of Discipleship (Isaiah 50:4) | The Heart of Discipleship ( Isaiah 50:5-9)

Exodus: Overview Christ in Exodus 3 Whys in Exodus

Titus: Overview Pastoral Overview Called into His Service (Titus 1:1-4) Church Planting (Titus 1:5-9)

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Biblical Foundations for Freedom

By Paul J. Bucknell

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